Spring Team Alive & Well
Team co-captain Marko Oakes in recent action against Kannapolis. The players on the 2017 team represent 14 different high schools and have some players drive an hour each way to practice.
The spring Blackhawks have certainly had their challenges this spring. The team has had to deal with recent tragedies affecting friends and families of players; withstand their spring head coach's sudden, early-season resignation; play with low numbers in too many games; and absorb more than the normal quota of injuries. We have yet to prove this season that we can compete with the top club teams in North Carolina, but we are proud of our players for the way they have responded to adversity and have played, if not with the greatest skill at all times, certainly with a love for their teammates and for the game of lacrosse.
This core group of 11 players played 5 games in a row during the Feb 25 play day at Southern Alamance HS.
With the Blackhawks having won two games in a row over inexperienced but spirited opponents, the team stands at 4-5 as it enters the stretch toward the state playoffs. In our seven years of spring Blackhawks, we have had some truly remarkable young men take the field, but the 2017 team may leave its own mark as the most resilient of all.
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